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Stroke Awareness Month

It is Stroke Awareness month - and survivors are  *speaking up* about a serious side effect of stroke -- which often makes communication difficult.
   
I have aphasia
Medical Edge/Aphasia/Stroke Awareness

There are *lots of ways to communicate these days -- and this group of friends with aphasia --would like nothing more than for you to know that today  -- and what the word aphasia means:

Dr. Gloriajean Wallace/Speech and Language Specialist
Aphasia is a communication problem that affects reading and writing, and understanding , and ones ability to express themselves verbally.

The group has been getting together for coffee and conversation now for years -- many such as Anita --have had Aphasia for quite awhile --

Anita/Stroke Survivor
Question: How long ago did you have your stroke? Years
Doctor Gloriajean Wallace is a Medical Speech Language Pathologist.

As an advocate for those with Aphasia -- she invited us to meet with this group on behalf of the American Heart Association --which is celebrating Stroke Awareness this month:

So I know that we are here because you want us to know a couple things about Aphasia, what my understanding is --  the most important thing is that you understand everything that what we are saying to you, that you need time to communicate, and some other tools.

Those tools include everything from computer voice technology --
My grandkids played soccer and football
To simple written words -- that allow them to talk back when they can't quite find the words:

Mostly however -- as we all do ---they just want to be heard --
If a person has difficulty walking we have all kinds of accommodations, we have ramps we have wheelchairs, we have canes, we have walkers but there is no communication ramps, so i want us to make communication ramps, I want us to be good communication partners.

That partnership starts with listening,, giving those with aphasia ample time to talk,, and if necessary repeating things back --for example --

Why is it important for you speak up about aphasia? -- a little better talking  and speak up 
When I followed up -- Anita's request -- she simply wants others to know about Aphasia

For more health related news.. just log onto weartv.com and click on the Health tab
It is Stroke Awareness month - and survivors are  *speaking up* about a serious side effect of stroke -- which often makes communication difficult.
   
I have aphasia
Medical Edge/Aphasia/Stroke Awareness

There are *lots of ways to communicate these days -- and this group of friends with aphasia --would like nothing more than for you to know that today  -- and what the word aphasia means:

Dr. Gloriajean Wallace/Speech and Language Specialist
Aphasia is a communication problem that affects reading and writing, and understanding , and ones ability to express themselves verbally.

The group has been getting together for coffee and conversation now for years -- many such as Anita --have had Aphasia for quite awhile --

Anita/Stroke Survivor
Question: How long ago did you have your stroke? Years
Doctor Gloriajean Wallace is a Medical Speech Language Pathologist.

As an advocate for those with Aphasia -- she invited us to meet with this group on behalf of the American Heart Association --which is celebrating Stroke Awareness this month:

So I know that we are here because you want us to know a couple things about Aphasia, what my understanding is --  the most important thing is that you understand everything that what we are saying to you, that you need time to communicate, and some other tools.

Those tools include everything from computer voice technology --
My grandkids played soccer and football
To simple written words -- that allow them to talk back when they can't quite find the words:

Mostly however -- as we all do ---they just want to be heard --
If a person has difficulty walking we have all kinds of accommodations, we have ramps we have wheelchairs, we have canes, we have walkers but there is no communication ramps, so i want us to make communication ramps, I want us to be good communication partners.

That partnership starts with listening,, giving those with aphasia ample time to talk,, and if necessary repeating things back --for example --

Why is it important for you speak up about aphasia? -- a little better talking  and speak up 
When I followed up -- Anita's request -- she simply wants others to know about Aphasia

For more health related news.. just log onto weartv.com and click on the Health tab
It is Stroke Awareness month - and survivors are  *speaking up* about a serious side effect of stroke -- which often makes communication difficult.
   
I have aphasia
Medical Edge/Aphasia/Stroke Awareness

There are *lots of ways to communicate these days -- and this group of friends with aphasia --would like nothing more than for you to know that today  -- and what the word aphasia means:

Dr. Gloriajean Wallace/Speech and Language Specialist
Aphasia is a communication problem that affects reading and writing, and understanding , and ones ability to express themselves verbally.

The group has been getting together for coffee and conversation now for years -- many such as Anita --have had Aphasia for quite awhile --

Anita/Stroke Survivor
Question: How long ago did you have your stroke? Years
Doctor Gloriajean Wallace is a Medical Speech Language Pathologist.

As an advocate for those with Aphasia -- she invited us to meet with this group on behalf of the American Heart Association --which is celebrating Stroke Awareness this month:

So I know that we are here because you want us to know a couple things about Aphasia, what my understanding is --  the most important thing is that you understand everything that what we are saying to you, that you need time to communicate, and some other tools.

Those tools include everything from computer voice technology --
My grandkids played soccer and football
To simple written words -- that allow them to talk back when they can't quite find the words:

Mostly however -- as we all do ---they just want to be heard --
If a person has difficulty walking we have all kinds of accommodations, we have ramps we have wheelchairs, we have canes, we have walkers but there is no communication ramps, so i want us to make communication ramps, I want us to be good communication partners.

That partnership starts with listening,, giving those with aphasia ample time to talk,, and if necessary repeating things back --for example --

Why is it important for you speak up about aphasia? -- a little better talking  and speak up 
When I followed up -- Anita's request -- she simply wants others to know about Aphasia

For more health related news.. just log onto weartv.com and click on the Health tab